Local Transport Information


Update 4 February 2021

From Friends of Eden Valley Public Transport

Please note that journeys should only be made if essential during the lockdown and that bus and rail operators are implementing various measures due to the coronavirus outbreak including social distancing and enhanced cleaning and that face coverings must be worn by passengers.

Please go to www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses for details of all bus service routes and timetables

BUS SERVICES operating during lockdown

563 Appleby to Penrith (Mon – Fri) service (Stagecoach)

This service is operating to the timetable and improved route, now including  Scattergate in Appleby, and on certain journeys Brampton and Long Marton, introduced on 4 January

571 Brough to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Mon) service (Cumbria Classic Coaches) is operating to the normal timetable

106 Penrith to Tebay to Shap to Kendal 

This service is now operated by Cumbria Classic Coaches (since 5 January), currently on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the Wednesday service suspended until further notice.

BUS SERVICES currently suspended

Cumbria Classic Coaches 

572 Ravenstonedale to Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle (Wed) service 

Western Dales Bus services all suspended including

S4 Brough to Kirkby Stephen (Fri) service 

S5 Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Thurs) service 

S6 Kirkby Stephen to Brough to Penrith (Tues) service 

The introduction of this new S6 service on 5 January is delayed due to the lockdown

NB All Fellrunner services are suspended

Community Transport ie Community Wheels, Rural Wheels, Voluntary Social Car Schemes

The Community Wheels service to/from Appleby on Fridays is operating including connecting with the 563 bus to Penrith as normal, although capacity on the Community Wheels minibus is limited due to social distancing requirements. (To join the Community Wheels scheme or book a journey, phone Cumbria County Council on 01228 226428). To find out about the current situation on operation of the Voluntary Social Car Schemes and Rural Wheels or for other transport  needs, phone Cumbria County Council on 0333 240 69 65 (option 5) or send an email to integrated.transport@cumbria.gov.uk


A temporary timetable was introduced, due to the lockdown, on 18 January on the Leeds to Carlisle line, until further notice. For more details, go to northernrailway.co.uk